Friday, December 30, 2011

White Chocolate Pieces Cupcake with buttercream frosting with coconut and walnut topping

It was my dad's birthday a few weeks back and I decided to bake something for him. Something different and yummy. Something that I know my dad will love. So I gave my usual vanilla cupcake recipe a bit of a twist. I added some white chocolate pieces to the recipe and for the topping I added some shaved hawaiian coconut which I still had some left from before and some walnuts which I know my dad loves (he likes any kind of nuts). It turned out great and super yummy! I still feel like having some! I can taste the sweetness of the coconut and white chocolate pieces and the crunchy walnuts as Im writing this. GOSHHHHHH....

White Chocolate Pieces Cupcake Recipe

For the cupcakes
1 cup butter, softened
1cup superfine/castor sugar
2 cups self-rising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup white chocolate pieces/chips (whichever you have)

For the frosting & topping
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening/krimwell
1 1/2 cups Icing sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tbsp. milk
Shaved Hawaiian coconut
Chopped Walnuts

Preheat oven to 175C. Prepare baking cups in muffin pans. Combine all ingredients for the cupcakes in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy, smooth and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in white chocolate pieces.Spoon batter into cups until about half to quarter full.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. Prepare frosting by beatng the butter, shortening, Icing sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth. Spread over cupcakes and sprinkle coconut and walnuts on top. And Voila! its ready to be eaten!

Even my cat Blue want's it!

The recipe is super simple. You just basically toss everything in. Try it!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Today is father's day. As a thank you to our beloved dad we bought him a present and early in the morning, put it at the kitchen where he usually has his breakfast...

Yay! It's a leather work bag!

Hope you like it Pa =).. Happy Father's Day to all the dad's out there!